0424: Heddon Reliable #1 1/2, 6-strip split-bamboo baitcasting rod. 5', 2/1. Bright nickel silver 'twist-lock', down-locking reel seat with attached trigger. Tournament style rear solid cork rings grip provides excellent feel and casting control. Bright nickel-silver rolled welt ferrule. Chrome plated nickel silver double-braced guides with agate inserts, and tip-top with agate insert. Red wraps sans tipping. No hook keeper - as issued. No storage case. A custom sewn and labeled cloth sleeve is available.
Both joints are proper length (26 and 35"), straight and the bamboo is very good. This browntone lightly swelled butt, bamboo baitcaster from the Heddon Company is scarce in any condition and a probable collector item. All wraps and guides are new replacements and the whole rod is UV protected with new spar varnish. The 4-3/4", shaped, 1/2" cork ring rear grip is very good.
A very nice example of a scarce c1920s Heddon baitcaster. Ready to go fishing or to adorn your wall in style. Collectable, fishable and professionally refinished Heddon #1 1/2, 5-foot split bamboo baitcaster. VG. $115